Birth Name: Sarah Hayley Orrantia
Place of Birth: Arlington, Texas
Date of Birth: February 21, 1994
Ethnicity: Mexican, English, Irish, French
Hayley Orrantia is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs.
Her surname is of Basque origin, meaning “mountain pass”, and was inherited from her Mexican great-grandparents. Hayley is very proud of her Mexican heritage, and has said that she ticked the Hispanic box on documents in school. She is also learning Spanish as a second language.
Hayley’s paternal grandparents are Anastacio “Pete” Orrantia (the son of Jesus Orrantia) and Janet.
Hayley’s maternal grandparents were William Howard Walker (the son of William Frank Walker and Maude Gibson Middleton) and Grace Harrell (the daughter of Nina Beth Crawford and Van Joe Harrell).
Sources: Hayley on her Mexican ancestry – http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Genealogy of Hayley’s maternal grandfather, William Howard Walker – http://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Hayley’s maternal grandmother, Grace (Harrell) Walker Rankin – https://familysearch.org
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